ABOUT CROSSROADS AFTERCARE PROGRAM
Located just west of downtown Minneapolis, Minn., within walking distance of five different lakes, numerous parks and walking/biking paths, and a wildlife sanctuary, Crossroads Aftercare Program (CAP) is a transitional living residence dedicated to supporting men and women who have completed primary treatment for a drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction.
Established in 1970 and one of 151 (42.4 percent) nonprofits in the North Star State, Crossroads is an intensive multi-phase program where clients spend up to two years focused on transitioning into and developing the various skills essential for long-term recovery.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The admissions process at Crossroads Aftercare Program is quite thorough. As such, prospective applicants looking to gain entry into the long-term program must meet a list of criteria: they must be at least 18 years of age, be in generally good health, have no major mental health diagnosis or criminal record of violent behavior, be able to afford the monthly fee (double and private rooms available), and be both willing and committed to working, attending school, or volunteering on a full-time basis. Referrals to Crossroads are accepted.
Once they’ve met admissions criteria and completed an interview with clinical staff, clients begin treatment. Movement through the three-phase program requires approval from clinical staff as well. Though most residents complete programing around the seven-month mark, many continue working towards long-term sobriety at Crossroads for up to two full years. Crossroads also conducts random drug testing as well as testing around suspicion.
Programming itself is designed to be both structured and diverse in its healing opportunities without being overwhelming. In a given week, residents take part in at least one meeting with their primary therapist, a primary group, gender-specific groups, off-site support meetings, and family involvement, where appropriate. Another expectation is that clients be actively involved in finding and working with a 12-step sponsor. Optional groups address codependency, mindfulness and meditation, and recovery maintenance.
The clinical staff at Crossroads Aftercare Program include three state-licensed drug and alcohol counselors and a financial and recovery coach. Additional support is provided by an office manager and resident manager.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Crossroads Aftercare Program is a 55-bed facility with both double and private rooms available. Rooms come unfurnished with a private bath and shower, dressers, upholstered chairs, nightstands and lamps, a storage cabinet, and an air conditioner. The residence is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, two lounges with cable TV, an exercise room, laundry facilities, free parking, and more.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback provided by five alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com was heavily mixed. Two expressed disappointment and criticism towards the facility’s director. Alum D.B., for instance, faulted the director for having many more male than female clients. “Don’t waste your time if you are looking for a healthy environment,” D.B. noted. Awarding only one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals, alum Kyle complained of the programs high cost of living and described the building as “an old motel from the seventies.”
Alumni Drew and J.T., much in contrast, credited the program with saving their lives. “I believe my stay here was absolutely critical in helping me kick my addiction,” Drew acknowledged.
Despite mixed feedback, reviews across secondary sites were more positive. To date, Crossroads has an excellent average rating of 4.6 out of five stars from seven Google reviewers. All but one gave the facility five stars, with three citing a helpful staff. Alum Nathan wrote that Crossroads set up a payment plan so he could pay for his treatment, writing: “which can make it a less stressful ordeal.” Robert added, "It's really cool that no matter what, even after not having lived there for 3 years, I still know the doors open."
Costs of the program vary. For those in a double room, a month spent at Crossroads comes to $800, while the same time spent in a private room costs $1,200. There’s also a $200 fee upon admission.
The nonprofit accepts public insurance and relies partially upon tax-deductible donations via a link on its website.
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